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Memorial Service for Civil Rights Leader, Rev. Robert Graetz, Jr.

The memorial service for the late Reverend Robert Graetz, Jr. Was held Sunday. He’s remembered as a Civil Rights icon and acclaimed human rights advocate. The memorial service for Rev. Graetz was held at Montgomery’s Historic First Baptist Brick-A-Day Church. The church was an important gathering place for activities related to the Civil Rights Movement, and it became associated with…

Alabama News Network Adds Two New Channels

Alabama News Network is happy to announce that we’ve added two new channels to our over-the-air lineup on WAKA. The first is called True Crime Network, which can be seen on 8.5 using an antenna. This channel features shows like “City Confidential”, “Cold Case Files”, “Crime Stories” and “Dog the Bounty Hunter.” MORE ABOUT TRUE CRIME NETWORK Our second new…

Pike County Storm Cleanup Underway

Pike County is recovering from damage after the storm Wednesday. We talked with EMA Director Herb Reeves who said most of the damage came from the heavy rain, resulting in flooding and several trees down. County Road 22-21 off Henderson Highway was closed off throughout the night. A neighbor said the pond on that road was so full that barricades…

Montgomery Humane Society Urging Bring Pets Inside During Bad Weather

As the rain and wind continue across our area, Montgomery Humane Society workers are urging you to bring your pets inside during this bad weather. Executive Director Steven Tears said humane officers went out on about 38 welfare checks Wednesday and brought in at least 25 pets due to unsafe conditions. He explained it’s all in hopes that owners will…

Montgomery Restaurant Expands on how the Pandemic is Affecting Business

The Cork and Cleaver restaurant continues to recover from lost income and customer support after being closed down for two months due to the pandemic. After Governor Ivey issued her first stay at home order, the restaurant provided takeout service for a short time, but said it was not financially substantial. The restaurant fully closed down in March and did…

Governor Ivey Issues Statement Ahead of Tropical Storm Sally

  As Tropical Storm Sally approaches, Governor Kay Ivey issued the following statement Sunday: From Governor Kay Ivey: “As we head in to a new week, we are keeping a close eye on Tropical Storm Sally. It is likely that this storm system will be impacting Alabama’s Gulf Coast. While it is currently not being predicted as a direct hit…

Alabama Last in Census Response as Much of Deep South Lags

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Alabama ranks last in the country for response to the 2020 U.S. Census with Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia also in the bottom five. . Numbers from the U.S. Census show Alabama so far has the lowest percentage of households responding of any state in the country. About 81.5% of Alabama households have been counted as of…

Two Montgomery Businesses Struck by Gunfire Saturday

Montgomery Police Department said on Saturday September 12th around midnight, they responded to Carter Hill Road and College Street in reference to shots fired in the area. When officers arrived, they determined that there were two businesses that had been struck. There are no reports of any injuries. This case is still under investigation. Stay with Alabama News Network for…

State Health Officer Weighs in on Alabama National Fair

The Alabama National Fair is back next month, but things will look pretty different. Alabama News Network talked with Randy Stephenson, the director of the fair, who said they’re limiting the capacity to 30%, that’s about 7,000 patrons. And when it comes to rides, there will be about half the amount you would normally see… 32 this year– all to…

2020 SABBA Labor Day Fishing Tournament

Happening this Labor Day weekend: The 2020 fall fishing tournament for the Sports Association Black Bass Anglers (SABBA) was held Saturday morning on Lake Logan Martin in Pell City. SABBA Has been around for 30 years. Due to COVID-19, the fall tournament was cancelled. The organization has two tournaments each year: one in the spring the other in the fall….